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Teaching people older than you

BY: Deena David | Category: Education | Post Date: 2009-12-11

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Many people who are teachers or even company executives may be called upon to teach people older than them in various situations. These people who are older may also be experienced or experts in their own field. These people may not really like to learn from a younger person who is a newcomer. The older person who is supposed to be the learner may think that they know everything that is there to learn because they are experienced and older. This is a common situation that is faced by many people every day.

Teaching people older than you needs some revised strategies if the teaching and also the learning has to be effective. This is because when you are planning to teach people older than you, they need more motivation to listen to you. If you are not making them to really understand the subject, they will stop listening and worse, may try to disrupt the session. As a person gets older, they might have some ego that they know more than a younger person and this may be the most important reason for them in not listening to you.

The various strategies that have to be involved in making them listen to you are:

1. Make the sessions lively:

As people get older, they need more reasons for them to sit in one place and listen to what is being told to them. This means that they should have the sessions very lively for them to be able to listen to the sessions. Lively sessions will make them to really concentrate on what is being taught to the people.

2. Include sessions that are interactive:

Early in the teaching or training program, there should be interactive sessions and this will help to act as an ice breaker and will also make the people listening to you come out of the shell they are in. This is one of the most important methods of making the people listen to you.

3. Include practical sessions:

Any teaching program that is catering to a group of people should have something that should be done practically. This is because if the individuals are made to sit in one place with only theory being included, the n the people who are listening tend to become bored and they might go off to sleep.

4. Make the people get out of their seats and participate:

Include various sessions that have to make the people listening or doing the sessions to have participatory classes. This will ensure that they are out of their seats and they will also listen more attentively.

5. Add some jokes:

Older people usually take life very seriously. If your sessions are filled with a few jokes that are really funny, then these people will start listening to you because of the fact that they think that you are not going to try being their boss, but are only trying to give them new focus and knowledge updates.

These are some of the simple but effective methods in which you as a facilitator can try to get the people to listen to you and make them participate in all the activities related to the sessions.

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About Author / Additional Info: I have completed my Masters Degree in Paediatric Nursing. I am a writer with a passion for writing. I have been writing for some blogs and other sites. Comments are welcome at the following e mail address: deenaanddavid@gmail.com

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